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My (old) tv sporadically switches itself on and off

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Aridane · 23/10/2020 05:39

It’s not a smart tv and, no, it’s not switching itself on / off at a set time each day, or on sleep.

Is there a quick fix or is it time to get a new tv (it was purchased back in 2008)?

This is not a ‘woo’ thread!

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AlwaysCheddar · 23/10/2020 07:19

Time to buy a new tv.

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ThrawnCow · 23/10/2020 07:26

It's a poltergeist fire waiting to happen. Just get a new TV already.

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BertieBotts · 23/10/2020 07:29

Sounds like a dry connection and yes, probably a fire risk. A connection somewhere in the TV has worked loose so it will be sparking to make the connection.

If you're handy with a soldering iron you could probably have a look and fix it.

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ParadeOfRemotes · 23/10/2020 07:30

Ours did this. First time we upgraded the software somehow (it is a smart TV) and second time we got a new cable. If it starts doing it again we will get a new one.

To be fair a TV from 2008 has lasted OK! Time for a new one.

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sarge89 · 23/10/2020 07:36

Maybe your neighbours have a random light switch and they keep pressing it to work out what it does 😁

Sounds like it's time to buy a new one, sorry OP.

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Aridane · 23/10/2020 14:34

Thanks, all - I suspect you may be right. I will unplug

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GettingUntrapped · 23/10/2020 14:37

I had one that used to turn itself off. Much older than yours.
I used to bang the top of it to get it to come on again.

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Sweetmotherofallthatisholyabov · 23/10/2020 14:38

This is a woo thread! My tv randomly started that too - literally last weekend. I can't remember when I bought it, probably after 2005 and before 2009!!!!!!!

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Aridane · 24/10/2020 15:57

I a, unplugging at night and experimenting with removing remote out of living room and using an alternative remote

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BilboBercow · 24/10/2020 16:03

TVs really aren't built to last 12 years. Get a new one

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